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Noun1.Acanthuridae - surgeonfishesAcanthuridae - surgeonfishes        
fish family - any of various families of fish
order Perciformes, order Percomorphi, Perciformes, Percomorphi - one of the largest natural groups of fishes of both marine and fresh water: true perches; basses; tuna
surgeonfish - brightly colored coral-reef fish with knifelike spines at the tail
Acanthurus, genus Acanthurus - type genus of the Acanthuridae: doctorfishes
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In the Gulf of California there are six species from two acanthurid genera, most with an Indo-Pacific affinity (Robertson & Allen 2002), among them the convict surgeonfish A.
niger, and Chlorurus sordidus) and an acanthurid (Acanthurus lineatus) have been shown between mid- and outer-shelf locations on the northern GBR (Gust et al.